Posted 12/7/2015 10:00 PM (GMT -7)
I gave blood for a Lyme test 2 months ago. Igenix is the lab. They were instructed to send the results to me, and my doctor.
Went to my doctor today. She says she got the results, and they are negative.
I never got a copy of the results. Doctor says she will have to see about getting a copy for me, but isn't sure she can...even though I paid for the test, and it belongs to me, so she says.
Am I not allowed to see my test results? And why didn't Igenixs send a copy to me?
Then my doctor did a test to see if opiates were in my system as I take 30mg per day of a synthetic pain medication. Have been taking this for years...as I am Chronic in my symptoms. The doctors tried to have me take twice as much, but I said no. Now....after this urine test today....to detect for opiates. My doctor says this is standard testing......the test, she says, shows no opiates in my system. She is sending the test out to verify the results with a more sensitive lab. She says she does not want to prescribe the small dose of pain medicine I am using anymore. I had just taken 1/2 pill 1 hour before arriving at her office. I only weigh 100pounds, so I can only take small doses to stop the neural, joint, and muscle pain.
I feel as though I have just been set up. First the Lyme test. Which I don't know what it says, then, the pain med test. Which I have never had before. My record of using pain medications responsibly, is impeccable.
Question.....how do I get my test results? Call Igenics again?
Also if there were no pain medication in my system, wouldn't I be going through some type of withdrawal?
I am treating myself for Lyme as after being bitten, now 5 times. Two bullseye rashes...which still show up and being treated with erythromycin.....which stopped my symptoms for a short period of time, but then they came back with a vengeance, my vision is double most of the time, the muscle spasms, joint pain, recurring fever, on and on...treating myself seems the only way to help myself.
My doctor is new, as I moved from the Midwest to Washington State. In Washington, they do not want Lyme to be here. This is the MS capital of the US. But, most cases are turning out to be Lyme. But, they depend on tourism and the great outdoors. If they have Lyme here, the economy may suffer.
I am stumped as to what to do. I do not have the money for an LLMD, and can't seem to even get clinically diagnosed or helped here.